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Anne-Marie Cusac

Anne-Marie Cusac is a 2015 fellow with the Medill Social Justice News Nexus (SJNNChicago.org) and a professor of journalism at Roosevelt University.

His should be a household name. Read more

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When John Turner left Walker State Prison, his wife gave him a new set of clothes. He put them on and looked at himself in the mirror. Read more

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“Trust is everything with treating mental illness,” Bryant says. “We don’t have any, and there are damn good reasons why we don’t.” Read more

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I came here to visit my family. The government hoped I'd come for a soccer tournament."Are you in Rio for the Confederation Cup?" asked a woman in uniform when we stepped from the plane."No, no," we said. Posters in the Brazilian team's yellow an... Read more

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In Ohio, thanks to John Kasich, state parks now welcome oil and gas companies. Read more

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They remember dust. Noise, too, but first dust—lodging in their hair, penetrating face oils in a mask. They wore dust, smelled it, tasted it. Read more

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It was September 19, 2001. Elizabeth McAlister had not heard from her husband, Philip Berrigan, in more than a week. Such silence on Berrigan's part was "most unusual," she says. Read more

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Watching Torture in Prime TimeFrom the August 2005 Issue In the same week as the one-year anniversary of Abu Ghraib, an episode of the Fox hit show 24 opened with a scene of the Counter Terrorism Unit medical clinic. Lying in a hospital be... Read more

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I had an unfortunate introduction to Saul Bellow. Read more

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When I first saw the photo, taken at the Abu Ghraib prison, of a hooded and robed figure strung with electrical wiring, I thought of the Sacramento, California, city jail. Read more

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This week marks the 35th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which sparked the modern gay and lesbian movement. Read more

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[T]he images from Iraq look all too American to me. Read more

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Like many stories, this has several beginnings. Here is one: On a hot day in August, 1983, just before my senior year of high school, I walked into the Army recruitment office in Appleton, Wisconsin. Read more

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When the Bush Administration orders male Muslim immigrants to report for what is called Special Registration, it often interferes with their Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Read more

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"This is where I come to hide," says Sam Hamill as he pulls the car into the grove of fir and cedar surrounding the house and studio he built himself. But he is not hiding. Read more

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Bush is doing in Guantanamo what guards are doing in the U.S. Intended as a restraint, it has led to torture and death. Read more

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TILLIE OLSEN, THE BELOVED FICTION WRITER, IS SELF-EFFACING IN PERSON. "I haven't published a lot of anything," she says. And she's partly right. Her output has been relatively small. But she makes up for that in quality. Read more

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Introducing the penal industry’s latest toy: It’s called a stun belt. An electronic shocking device secured to a person’s waist, it is the hot new item in corrections gear. Read more

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